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  • Patrick Steel

    The Mistake: The mistake was enduring certain relationships for too long when your values don’t align. One of the things I wish I knew sooner is that...

  • Sierra Smith

    The Mistake: Early on, I had a hard time filtering advice—and knowing that advice is just that, it’s advice. It’s not a command, it’s not a "you must...

  • Jason Russell

    The Mistake: Trying to go it alone. I’m a control freak. So earlier on in my business, I had a hard time letting go of the reins. I was trying to...

  • Amanda Brinkman

    The Mistake: Growing up, I always knew I wanted to get into the marketing or advertising space. I was very attracted to film and storytelling and...

  • Ted Farnsworth

    The Mistake: Overplaying my hand. Back in the late ‘90s, I had a company in the internet space called Farmbid.com Which was all about agriculture. We...

  • Maneet Chauhan

    The Mistake: I make mistakes all the time. I think they are very important because you learn from them, whether they are small or big errors. I don't...

  • David Rae

    The Mistake:  I have hundreds. But one that comes to mind is good for a few laughs, because it’s kind of funny. In 2014, we decided to go really,...

  • Ayleen Crotty

    The Mistake: I went to school for photography, and I come from an experiential arts background. I also come from an entrepreneurial background, and...